Title:
Rechargeable battery
United States Patent D417188


Inventors:
Maeyama, Kouichi (Tokyo, JP)
Application Number:
29/088710
Publication Date:
11/30/1999
Filing Date:
05/29/1998
Assignee:
Sony Corporation (Tokyo, JP)
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
D13/103, 429/96-100, 429/163, 429/176
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US Patent References:
D403656Rechargeable batteryJanuary, 1999IchikawaD13/103
5824431Portable apparatus and battery locking mechanismOctober, 1998Tsurumaru et al.429/97
5672441Battery device and driving device for battery deviceSeptember, 1997Aoki et al.429/97
5626979Battery device and electronic equipment employing the battery device as power sourceMay, 1997Mitsui et al.429/97
5608612Electronic device having a fail-safe system for memory backupMarch, 1997Hokao439/97
5602454Battery pack having identification recesses and terminalsFebruary, 1997Arakawa et al.429/97
D362424Rechargeable batterySeptember, 1995Sumita et al.D13/103
5437938Battery packAugust, 1995Mitsui et al.429/176
5415947Battery cartridge having a recess for detecting misuse and/or recessed terminalsMay, 1995Mitsui et al.429/99
D356776Rechargeable batteryMarch, 1995YoshiiD13/103



Other References:
Catalog "Accessary 83", pp. 12-16 & 18, Sony (Mar. 1998).
Primary Examiner:
SINCAVAGE, JOEL A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
FOLEY AND LARDNER (3000 K STREET N W SUITE 500, WASHINGTON, DC, 200075109, US)
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for a rechargeable battery, as shown and described.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of a rechargeable battery showing my new design; and

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the second embodiment of a rechargeable battery showing my new design;

FIG. 4 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 8 is a right side elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 9 is a rear elevational view thereof.

The views of the first embodiment which are not shown are the same as those of the second except for the presence to the line extending around the battery along the top, bottom and sides.